Public and political: General: press cuttings.

Reference code: CHAR 2/69

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Date: Jun 1915-Dec 1915

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CHAR 2/69/1 Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial on the vital importance of David Lloyd George's new post as Minister of Munitions. 07 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/69/2 Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial urging that the forthcoming National Register should ensure that there are enough workers in the transport and telecommunications industries. 08 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/69/3 Cutting from the "Daily Mail": editorial on: the falsehood of the charge by John Dillon that the Mail was responsible for the fall of the Government, which really resulted from the revelation that the army was getting insufficient supplies of high explosives; the need for compulsory national service; the unfairness of recruiting married men into the army instead of single men. 09 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/69/4 Cutting from the "Daily Mail": editorial on the unfairness of recruiting married men into the army instead of single men. 10 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/69/5 Cutting from the "Daily Mail": editorial on the unfairness of current army recruiting policy and the lack of compulsory national service, and the warning by Sir William Nicoll about the danger facing the country. 11 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/69/6 Cutting from the "Daily Mail": editorial on the note from the United States government to Germany which in effect asks whether, in the aftermath of the sinking of the Lusitania, Germany will "abandon her policy of indiscriminate submarine warfare on neutral non-combatants.". 12 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/69/7 Cutting from the "Daily Mail": editorial on the valour of British airmen and the need for the state to regulate the war profits of employers as well as the wages of employees. 14 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/69/8 Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial attacking the Government's failure to cut off the supply of cotton to Germany, which would seriously damage her capacity to produce explosives. 15 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/69/9 Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial on the need for the British army to be supplied with more machine guns to cancel out the advantage currently enjoyed by the German army. 16 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/69/10 Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial on the need for increased production and the elimination of wasteful spending if war costs are to be met. 17 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/69/11 Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial approving the acceptance by workers' leaders of David Lloyd George's measures to restrict workers' rights in the interests of increased production of munitions. 18 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/69/12 Cutting from the Daily Mail: obituary of Reginald Warneford, VC. 19 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/69/13 Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial on the "tragedy" of the British army's shortage of shells and machine guns. 21 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/69/14 Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial on Germany's plan to fit her battle ships with more powerful guns. 22 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/69/15 Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial on: the enthusiastic response to the War Loan; German intrigues to prevent Eleutherios Venizelos regaining power in Greece and the desirability of harnessing the support for the Allies in the Balkans. 23 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/69/16 Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial praising David Lloyd George for stressing the pressing need for increased munitions production in his speech on the introduction of his Munitions Bill. 24 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/69/17 Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial attacking the Government for withholding details of high casualty rates and shortage of munitions. 25 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/69/18 Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial praising the Russian army. 26 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/69/19 Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial urging the Government to seek the advice of Orville Wright on the best type of aircraft to produce for the war. 28 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/69/20 Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial on the paper's offer of prizes to the writers of essays promoting thrift in the national interest and the need for the Government to take up the issue. 29 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/69/21 Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial approving Walter Long's bill authorising the Government to compile a national register of all those available for service in industry or the armed forces. 30 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/69/22 Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial on the fact that the National Register will force everyone to play some part in the war and the over-optimistic assessment by WSC and others of the position in the Dardanelles as an example of the way in which the Government has concealed the seriousness of the war situation. 01 Jul 1915
CHAR 2/69/23 Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial urging the Government to declare cotton contraband in order to cut off supplies to Germany for the manufacture of explosives. 02 Jul 1915
CHAR 2/69/24 Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial supporting attacks by MPs on the Army Ordnance Department and their calls for its powers to be passed from the War Office to the new Ministry of Munitions. 03 Jul 1915
CHAR 2/69/25 Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial on: the need for the public to be told of the true scale of the Dardanelles expedition, and the identity of those who have "duped" Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] into believing that there is no munitions shortage; the danger that the same men who have bungled the supply of weapons to the army are also making inadequate preparations for a possible German invasion. 05 Jul 1915
CHAR 2/69/26 Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial on the increased circulation of the Daily Mail despite attacks on its reports of the gravity of the war situation by "Hide-the-Truth" newspapers. 05 Jul 1915
CHAR 2/69/27 Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial on the unfairness of the voluntary system of recruitment to the armed forces. 06 [Jul] 1915
CHAR 2/69/28 Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial on the failure of Britain to follow the German and French example and sack those who have mismanaged the war. Asserts that the Dardanelles campaign has been bungled. 07 [Jul] 1915
CHAR 2/69/29 Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial praising the valour of soldiers and sailors from Britain and the Empire. 08 [Jul] 1915
CHAR 2/69/30 Cutting from the Daily Mail: editorial headed "English amateurs and German professionals". The rest of the article is missing. 09 [Jul] 1915
CHAR 2/69/31 Note by Edward Marsh on [? a cutting from the Birmingham Post on a speech by James Ramsay Macdonald] [see CHAR 2/69/32], which is fuller than the Times, "but leaves out the French bit altogether." Annotated by WSC: "keep with speech notes.". [Jun] [1915]
CHAR 2/69/32 Cutting from the Birmingham Post: report of a speech in Birmingham by James Ramsay Macdonald explaining the policy of the Union of Democratic Control. 28 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/69/33 Cutting from the Times: report of a speech in Birmingham by James Ramsay Macdonald explaining the policy of the Union of Democratic Control. 28 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/69/34 Cutting from [a United States newspaper]: editorial praising WSC's work to ensure that the Navy was ready at the outbreak of war and contrasting this with David Lloyd George's pre-occupation before the war with social reforms. [1915]
CHAR 2/69/35 Cutting from Reynolds' Weekly Newspaper reporting favourable comments in officers' letters about WSC's conduct on the Front. 19 Dec 1915
CHAR 2/69/36 Cutting from the Times reporting German statements about the German war economy, the dismissal of Sir John French [later Lord French and Lord Ypres], British naval construction, negotiations on the economic relations between Germany and Austria-Hungary, and German casualty figures. 20 Dec 1915
CHAR 2/69/37 Cutting from the Sunday Herald reporting the humorous treatment in the German Lustige Blatter of WSC's going to serve on the Front. 19 Dec 1915
CHAR 2/69/38 Cutting from the New Statesman asserting that WSC would be well qualified to command an infantry brigade in France despite not having risen through the ranks in the orthodox fashion. 18 Dec 1915
CHAR 2/69/39 Cutting from the Passing Show: cartoon showing WSC in military uniform bidding farewell to his Cabinet colleagues: "Come with me into the trenches, boys! There will soon be more poisonous vapours here than in Flanders.". 18 Dec 1915
CHAR 2/69/40 Cutting from the Greenock Telegraph asserting that WSC would be well qualified to command an infantry brigade in France despite not having risen through the ranks in the orthodox fashion. 17 Dec 1915
CHAR 2/69/41 Cutting from the Tribune: article by G W Smalley expressing amazement at WSC's resignation from the Government. 1915
CHAR 2/69/42 Letter from the Argus Suisse de la Presse (23 Rue du Rhone, Geneva, Switzerland) to [Edward Marsh] enclosing cuttings from the German press on WSC's resignation from the Government [see CHAR 2/69/43-101] Signed typescript. 15 Dec 1915
CHAR 2/69/43-101 German press cuttings on the resignation of WSC from the Government. Sent with CHAR 2/69/42. Nov 1915